DER US-AMERIKANISCHE LATIN-JAZZ-TROMPETER JERRY GONZALEZ IST GESTORBEN
01.10.2018 Der am 5. Juni 1949 in der Bronx in New York City geborene US-amerikanische Trompeter, Flügelhornist und Perkussionist Jerry Gonzalez (Bild) ist am 1. Oktober 2018 in Madrid gestorben. Bekannt wurde er vor allem durch seine Wiederbelebung des Latin Jazz im Allgemeinen und seinen Beitrag zum Afro-Cuban Jazz im Besonderen. In den letzten Jahren arbeitete er intensiv mit Flamenco-MusikerInnen in Spanien zusammen.
Muere en un incendio en Madrid el gigante del jazz latino Jerry González
The trumpet player was known for his contributions to Latin jazz
González, who was of Puerto Rican parentage, was born in East Harlem and grew up in The Bronx. He was a member of Eddie Palmieri's band early in his career, then joined Manny Oquendo's Conjunto Libre with his brother, bassist Andy González. Andy was also by his side in The Fort Apache Band, which he formed in 1979.
After appearing in Spanish director Fernando Trueba's 2000 Latin jazz documentary Calle 54, Jerry González moved to Madrid. There, he formed a quartet, El Comando de la Clave, and recorded and performed with both jazz and flamenco musicians.
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Mr. González spent time as a sideman for stars like the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and the pianist Eddie Palmieri, but his greatest skill was weaving together musical styles and influences from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Africa and more to create his own music.
In the long run of his career, González performed and recorded with musicians such as Jaco Pastorius, Tito Puente, McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Eddie Palmieri, Cachao López, Woody Shaw, Tony Williams, Larry Young, Freddie Hubbard, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Archie Shepp, Paco de Lucía, George Benson, Chico O'Farrill, The Beach Boys, Papo Vázquez, Ray Barretto, Bobby Paunetto, Chocolate Armenteros, Hilton Ruíz, Chico Freeman, Don Moye, José "Chombo" Silva, Rashied Ali, Paquito D'Rivera, Kenny Vance, Diego El Cigala, Enrique Morente, Santi Debriano and [[Steve Turre].
Jerry Gonzalez & Fort Apache Band
Earth Dance - Jerry Gonzalez and the The Fort Apache Band